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Don't Let Yellowjackets Spoil Your Summer

Adult western yellowjacket. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Yellowjackets have a well-deserved reputation for being aggressive since they often sting when defending their nests or when they encounter people while out scavenging for food.  This time of year, yellowjacket colony populations are increasing,...

Posted on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Tags: beneficial (8), paper wasps (1), pest (64), stings (4), UC IPM (203), yellowjackets (6)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Easter Egg Hunt Answers

Harlequin bug. (Photo: Jack Kelly Clark)

Yesterday we posted an “Easter egg hunt” challenge, and as promised, here are the adult insects and spiders with their matching eggs or egg cases pictured. How did you do? We welcome your feedback, so please sign in and post a comment below...

Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Tags: beneficial (8), bug (6), Easter (3), egg (10), hunt (2), insect (4), pest (64), spider (21), UC IPM (203)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Easter Egg Hunt


Easter often brings to mind colorful eggs hiding in the landscape for children to find. At UC IPM, we thought you'd want to know about eggs already hiding in your yard: insect and spider eggs! Many insects and spiders have strangely shaped and colorful...

Posted on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 9:13 AM
Tags: beneficial (8), Easter (3), eggs (2), hunt (2), insect (4), pest (64), UC IPM (203)

Beneficial Predator Spotlight: Lacewings

Green lacewing life cycle. [J.K. Clark]

Last week, we discussed some common beneficial predators that help control pests on garden and landscape plants. One such predator you might find, is a lacewing. In fact, you may have seen adult lacewings on or near porchlights in the evening, since...

Posted on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7:00 AM
Tags: beneficial (8), garden (25), lacewing (1), landscape (23), natural enemies (8), pests (54), predator (14), UC IPM (203)

Make Earth Day Every Day - Use IPM!

Gardens can be beautiful using IPM. [E. Zagory]

Every April, we celebrate Earth Day and think about ways we can help make our planet healthier. One way to do this is to use IPM or integrated pest management to deal with pests around your home and garden! IPM is a science-based, environmentally sound...

Posted on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 10:35 PM
Tags: April (1), beneficial (8), Earth Day (3), environment (3), health. (1), integrated pest management (10), IPM (54), pesticides (27), pests (54), science (5), UC IPM (203)

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